Special Section: Natural Gas - Chemical Synthesis


Plentiful, low-cost natural gas will invigorate the chemicals industry over the next decade, as producers look to increase the role of natural gas as a feedstock in established processes, as well as develop new processes to convert methane into chemicals currently derived from petroleum.

Author Bios: 

James Spivey

Dr. James J. Spivey is the J. M. Shivers and C.M. Eidt,Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. He is Editor-in-Chief of Catalysis Today, and Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Catalysis book series. He has written/edited a total of 17 books over the last 15 years, and has authored more than 100 publications.Read more

Bryan Morreale

Dr. Bryan Morreale is currently the Director of the Molecular Science Division within the Office of Research and Development at the US DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, and recently the Lead of the Laboratory's Material Science and Engineering activites. Dr. Morreale currently leads activities across a diverse research portfolio related to both structural and functional materials for advanced energy conversion applications, as well as system exergy optimization. Dr. Morreale’s primary focus is on the development of research programs aimed at accelerating...Read more

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